Kraken Swimming Middle School Swimming Program

Kraken Swimming provides regionalized training for many area middle schools.  Currently participating are Hubbard, Liberty, West Middlesex and Howland.  We welcome any area middle school to contact us about starting a club team.  The process is simple - swimmers pay a monthly fee to belong to our program and we take care of the rest.  Our qualified coaches will provide the training in the pool. Additionally, all coaches have the proper OHSAA Certifications and will schedule your athletes into our mini-invitationals.  The coaching staff will also represent swimmers at the swim meets.

Kraken swimming can represent individual swimmers from a specific middle school or an entire team!  Let us know if your school is interested in forming a team and we can send flyers to all grade levels to help build your program at the school.

Middle Schools have the option of Subsidized or Non-Subsidized participation.

  • Subsidized = The school approves Kraken Swimming to coach their students and pays the student's training fees.

  • Non-Subsidized = The school approves Kraken Swimming to coach their students but the student pays their own training fees

Swimmers may participate in the Middle School program only or swim year round with our USA Swimming Kraken Swim Team.

 

Practice times are subject to change based on pool availability and the number and skill level of registered swimmers. Middle School Season only is the you are just doing the varsity season, November- February. USA & Middle School Season, Is that you are going to be a registered USA swimmer and start your season early.

First day of practice- Monday October 28, 2019 

Middle School Season ONLY (MS1/ MS2
Season: November- February 
Days/Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

    • MS1: 3:00-4:30pm

    • MS2: 5:00-6:30pm


USA & Middle School Season (A1/ A2
Season: September- March Championships 
Days/Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

    • A1: 3:00-4:30pm

    • A2: 5:00-6:30pm

Below is a general list of expenses and fees that a family can expect to pay throughout the swimming season as a member of a High Swim Team represented by Kraken Swimming.  This list is not all inclusive but should help with budgeting for the year.  If you have any questions, please contact our team admin Patrick Goclano at 330-534-1921 x5002 or Head Coach Aaron Wirtz wirtzaaron96@gmail.com

 

All payments must be made electronically via the team website. A credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover) must be kept on file for monthly dues and meet registration fees. You may use a reloadable prepaid credit or debit card.


Registration Fee

A non-refundable deposit of $50 per swimmer is due at the time of registration. Registration includes a Middle school swim team t-shirt, and 2 latex Middle school swim caps (only if there are enough from one school to pay for the cost).  (Swim caps can be upgraded to silicone for an additional $20 at the time of registration.)

A $10 multi-swimmer discount will be applied to each additional registration.

Monthly Dues

A monthly payment will be due on the 1st of each month.  This fee will be charged to the credit card listed on your account on the 1st.  A $25 late fee will be assessed if payment cannot be processed by the 10th of the month.

Middle School Season Only-$65 per month Nov-Feb

Middle School + USA Season- Is our Advanced USA Group- Go to the Swim Team Tab and see advanced.


Service Hour Commitment

The Service Hour Commitment does not apply to swimmers participating in the Middle School Season Only.

Kraken Swimming counts on its members to volunteer their time to promote unity and to enable the club to thrive by hosting successful events. For this reason, each family participating in the USA Swimming Season is required to complete a total of 12 Service Hours per swimming season.

Swim meets, fundraisers and other club events have specific jobs that will qualify for Service Hours.  Jobs will be posted for each event on the team website and will be available for selection on a first come basis. Some jobs may be restricted to individuals with specific training and/or qualifications, but there is plenty of work to go around.

A family may “buy out” of their Service Hour Commitment for a total of $120 at the beginning of the USA Season.  If this option is not selected at the time of registration, accounts with insufficient Service Hours as of March 1 will be charged at the rate of $15/per hour for their unfulfilled obligation.  Accounts must be settled prior to the end of the year banquet.


Team Uniform and Swim Gear

Kraken Swimming as an exclusive partnership with Dolfin Swimwear and Aquatic Outfitters. Please shop at the following link below "Aquatic Outfitter of Ohio" when purchasing aquatic gear. In the beginning of the season we will have them come out so the swimmers can try on and order the suits and supplies for the season. 

Each swimmer will be required to purchase a team suit before October 1st to be worn for swim meets during the 2019-2020 Swimming Season.  Team suit prices will be approximately $50 for boy's suits and $70 for girl's suits. Order information will be sent via email as soon as it is available. 

Each swimmer will receive a team t-shirt and 2 team swim caps prior to our first meet. Replacement swim caps are available throughout the season at $6 per latex cap and $15 per silicone cap.  These fees will be automatically added to your account when a swimmer needs an additional cap.

 


Practice Gear

Swimmers are required to wear competitive one-piece swim suits.  Absolutely no two-piece swim suits will be permitted for girls. Jammers are recommended for boys but the racer style is also an option.  $30-$70

Competitive goggles are a must to help swimmers see under water and promote proper technique.  Absolutely no diving masks will be permitted. $10-$20

Kraken Swimming as an exclusive partnership with Dolfin Swimwear and Aquatic Outfitters. Please shop at the following link when purchasing aquatic gear:

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Swim Meets

For swimmers participating in the USA Swimming Season, there is an additional charge for USA Swim Meets.  The fees are set by the swim team hosting the meet but will typically cost ~$15-$25 per swimmer based on the number of events for which he/she is registered.  It is mandatory that all swimmers participate in home swim meets that take place outside of the MS swimming season.  Away meets are optional.

Away meets are typically held in the Cleveland/Akron/Canton area.  Meets are held on the weekends and are broken into 2 sessions per day - typically divided by age group. 


Kraken Swimming Banquet

Kraken Swimming will host a banquet at the end of the USA Swimming season.  Participation is not required but is certainly encouraged to celebrate our swimmers hard work and successes.  There is no charge for swimmers, but there is a per person charge to cover the cost of food for all others who wish to attend.

 

Kraken Swim-A-Thon

The Swim A Thon is the one and ONLY fundraiser for Kraken Swimming.  This fundraiser is MANDATORY for Middle school.  Each swimmer will raise $100 or more in pledges. This helps pay for the end of the year banquet, and equipment.